- to utter the cry of a horse; whinny.
- the cry of a horse; whinny.
Origin of neigh
Examples from the Web for neigh
Historical Examples of neigh
I hear the neigh of thy charger, in the midst of the mailed thousands!Leila, Complete
Then the voices of the crowd came to Naomi's ears like the neigh of a breathless horse.The Scapegoat
The horses toss their heads, and neigh to each other, and enjoy it as much as we do.The Lock And Key Library
In the distance, once in a while, is heard the yelp of coyote or the neigh of Indian pony.Marion's Faith.
The horse began to neigh and rear, so that our hero could not strike with his sword.Roumanian Fairy Tales
- the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny
- (intr) to make a neigh or a similar noise
- (tr) to utter with a sound like a neigh
Word Origin for neigh
Word Origin and History for neigh
Old English hnægan "to neigh," probably of imitative origin (cf. Old Norse gneggja, Middle High German negen, French hennir, Japanese inanaki). Related: Neighed; neighing. As a noun from 1510s.